National Spotlight on Gretna Green Tradition

Quick - where were you when you heard about Cheryl Cole's secret wedding earlier this week? Here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop it was when the phones were beginning to ring off the hook Monday morning!


Cheryl's secret wedding had got the media very interested in the Gretna Green tradition of welcoming runaway weddings.

Interviews with BBC Radio 5 Live and Vanessa Feltz on Radio 2 soon followed....and they didn't stop there. Queries from both national and local media outlets came through to our office continued well into the evening! How exciting!

Whilst old-fashioned elopements have gradually disappeared following changes to marriage laws, many couples still arrive for an intimate ceremony often without telling a soul where they're headed! Secret blessings also take place over the Anvil ... which can be arranged as a surprise too!

Very exciting start to the week!

Fancy your own 'runaway' wedding or blessing over the Anvil at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop? Call us for more information on +44 1461 336001 today!

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